Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Edited by Peter Doorn, Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) and Leen Breure, ScieMedia
Online submission: Articles for publication in Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences can be submitted online through Editorial Manager, please click here.
Contributing to transparency of research, accelerating dissemination and fostering reuse of scholarly data.
The Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RDJ) is a peer-reviewed journal, which is designed to comprehensively document and publish deposited datasets and to facilitate their online exploration. RDJ is e-only and open access, and focuses on research across the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
The publication language is English. RDJ contains data papers: scholarly publications of medium length (with a maximum of 2500 words) containing a description of a dataset and putting the data in a research context.
How it works
Before publication a data paper is assessed by peer reviewers and data specialists. They will give feedback to the author and indicate the necessary improvements for acceptance. DANS is founder of RDJ and is responsible for the Editorial Board for the Humanities Section. For the Social Sciences Section, the Editorial Board is coordinated by the UK Data Service. For sub-fields specific Editorial Boards will be set up.
Data papers receive a persistent identifier (DOI). The author, usually also the data depositor, will receive publication credits. Datasets that underpin the submitted data papers should be formally published in a trusted digital archive or repository.
RDJ is published by Brill in collaboration with DANS.